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First look: Tesla Semi

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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 11:17 PM
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When Elon Musk speaks the world listens. So it was no surprise that the Internet blogosphere went batty earlier this week when Musk announced that he’d finally be pulling the wraps off of his electric car division’s latest creation. Seriously, it seemed for a minute that every news site in existence was just hanging around waiting for the tweet.



www.msn.com...


Ok so check this out, this is about replacing Diesel fed 18 wheelers with the equivalent that runs on batteries.

Thoughts?
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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 11:23 PM
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a reply to: Kashai

I just caught the live stream..

They didn't just announce the semi with 0-60 in 5 seconds unloaded 20 seconds with 80,000 pounds..

500 miles range. 30 minutes charge time.

Guaranteed not to break down for 1,000,000 miles.

But at the end of course the Tesla roaster 2.0 rolls out the back of the semi...

0-60 in 1.9 seconds I think??

That makes it the fastest production car ever made.

Max speed something over 250 mph.

With 620 miles range..

Apparently it's a 4 seater...

Semi in 2019
Roadster in 2020.


WTF

Lol

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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 11:29 PM
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The Model S Tesla


www.tesla.com...



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 11:36 PM
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Geeks don't make products that look sexy. They need non-nerd designers.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: Skyfloating

Yeah that you can drive 337 miles per charge without paying for gas has nothing to do with being sexy.

Sure.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 11:43 PM
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originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: Skyfloating

Yeah that you can drive 337 miles per charge without paying for gas has nothing to do with being sexy.

Sure.


The tech is great...but the design? I dunno.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 11:44 PM
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With all due respect, the truck will allow savings in transporting all the stuff we pay for in general in relation to retail stores.

In so far as the design lets talk about aerodynamics, wind tunnels.


I mean pennies do still count as far as I know.


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posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 11:46 PM
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originally posted by: Kashai
With all due respect, the truck will allow savings in transporting all the stuff we pay for in general in relation to retail stores.



I'm not questioning the tech.



posted on Nov, 16 2017 @ 11:54 PM
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a reply to: Skyfloating

I know a guy who is certified and current as a vehicle mechanic so I asked him about working on Electic cars.

He told me they were easy, to maintain, that compared to the common at present.

Seriously not suggesting you take my word for it but...

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posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 12:13 AM
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What happens to truck drivers when these go automated?



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 12:29 AM
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a reply to: Reverbs

That 2020 roadster concept... I mean damn.

0-60 1.9 sec
0-100 4.2 sec
1/4 mile 8.9 sec

and the range was what? 600+ miles. Oh, and it looks like this:



My wife is completely onboard to get one so I'm halfway there, now I just need to figure out how to pay for one.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 12:36 AM
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a reply to: iTruthSeeker

The issue is not just truck drivers but in relation to robotics, pretty much any form of manual labor one could imagine. I mean consider that today robotics have in effect replaced people in so far as exploring our solar system.

In reality in so far as doing dangerous stuff WHAT the F@#$. if one can send a robot that could in potential, save a human life we saved a human life given anything went wrong.

In so far as what happens to truck drivers at issue is what happened to dishwashers when in 1920's someone came up with a machine that replaced people in restaurants that washed dishes.

For the record, "the "The first dishwasher was invented in 1850 by Joel Houghton. The machine was wooden and had a hand-turned wheel. The wheel simply splashed water over the dishes in the machine. It was not really a working machine, but it was the first dishwasher to have a patent."

www.sophisticatededge.com...

What went wrong during the great depression is that at the time no one really understood the consequence and seriousness and implications, of introducing technology to the common this way.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 12:36 AM
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a reply to: Skyfloating

The Model S is a nice looking car. This new roadster is something else though:



Word is it's going to cost about $200k though.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 12:43 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian


Yeah, and after fees, taxes and whatever you need no real reason to stop for gas unless you want the vehicle set up for that.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 12:47 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

With the 2017 Tesla models altogether they start at about $69,500.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 02:08 AM
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Tesla's the wave of the future. Stocks might still be attractive... and it's destined to become a household name. Boy don't some cities, states and locals feel stupid now ? Denying Tesla license to sell was quite the blunder as they sink into oblivion as progress steamrolls them.



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 05:40 AM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Reverbs

That 2020 roadster concept... I mean damn.

0-60 1.9 sec
0-100 4.2 sec
1/4 mile 8.9 sec

and the range was what? 600+ miles. Oh, and it looks like this:



My wife is completely onboard to get one so I'm halfway there, now I just need to figure out how to pay for one.


My dad and I used to race R/c cars and yes, electric cars drive faster and are cleaner/easier to work on without parts going bad as quick.

My ONLY issue with the new wave of tech with batteries is well, the batteries.
How long do they last? They are most definitely harmful to the environment. I remember when the first wave of electric cars came out they were catching fire left and right.

Battery maintenance... not an issue, more of a, I wonder situation..
Typically batteries perform better when cycled completely. 100% charged and drained until it is 0% Then charge it again... not in the interim or the battery starts to lose its life.

All in all, I'm excited, I feel for the human element being lost. But as much as a "get off my lawn" and "don't tread on me" person I am, I hope the government can get things right with easing this tech into civilization. It frees up those workers to become something else, such as automaintenance repair (autonomous car worker), engineers, or coders. Coding and engineering are the future for sure...



posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 06:00 AM
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Makes me consider being a truck driver.

Nice quiet truck w no gears..
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posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 06:31 AM
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Fantastic on many levels, this will get the oil companies seriously alarmed.

Part 1 8:28min


Part 2 4:40min


Part 3 12:30 min


The charge time is also is amazing.

ETA Oh and..
New Tesla Roadster 2020


Thanks for making the thread I might have missed this.






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posted on Nov, 17 2017 @ 06:46 AM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Reverbs

That 2020 roadster concept... I mean damn.

0-60 1.9 sec
0-100 4.2 sec
1/4 mile 8.9 sec

and the range was what? 600+ miles. Oh, and it looks like this:



My wife is completely onboard to get one so I'm halfway there, now I just need to figure out how to pay for one.



For the better part of my life, my dream car has been an Aston-Martin.

Times have just changed.


Also:

Is it just me, or does the Tesla Semi bear an uncanny resemblance to the autonomous transports depicted in the movie “I, Robot”, in the scene where two transporters disgorge a platoon of AI-controlled robots to attack the starring character played by Will Smith?



Life imitating Art?
edit on 17-11-2017 by Bhadhidar because: Never mind




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